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Position:  Creative writer

Honeyguide is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that supports communities and environmental conservation in Tanzania, making use of tourism as a sustainable source of income. The organizations focus areas are the following:

  • Strengthening natural resource protection, including wildlife, habitat, farms, and livestock
  • Building the effectiveness of community-based natural resource management
  • Enhancing the governance, management and performance of local institutions
  • Improving livelihoods through facilitating corporate social responsibility and social enterprise

In the past five years, Honeyguide has become the premiere non-governmental organization in northern Tanzania that supports multiple Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and other community conservation areas to better manage and receive benefits from their natural resources. One of the areas of assistance are the daily anti-poaching operations and in general the field operations of a WMA.

Position description

The Creative Writer will be part of the young and dynamic Communications Department at Honeyguide’s office in Arusha. The Department is responsible for external communication concerning Honeyguide’s programs and activities. This includes reporting to donors, producing quarterly and annual reports, documenting ‘success stories’ from the field, keeping live the Website and other social networks platform includes, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The department is also developing to be a ‘hub’ for information within the organization. It offers research services to seek and make available resource material for the various departments on specific topics.

The Creative Writer will strengthen the Department by bringing strong creative writing skills to the mix.

Key Duties:

  1. To collect stories and information on Honeyguide activities from relevant staff and produce copy for the Honeyguide website and social media platform
  2. To produce regular ‘stories from the field’ to engage donors and manage the Honeyguide newsletter
  3. To ensure that the range of Honeyguide programs are represented in the copy posted
  4. Assist in developing and implement the communications strategy
  5. Contribute to encourage the staffs and audience the adherence of the rules for the use of social medias
  6. Assist in the development and publications of the IEC and other promotional materials includes; brochures, stickers, photos, calendars, banners, posters or any related advert.
  7. And any other duties assigned by a supervisor


Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Candidate must have a diploma in journalism or creative writing from a recognized university, college or training institute.
  • Candidate must be fluent in both professional written and spoken Swahili and English.
  • Candidate must be experienced in use and engagements of the social media
  • Candidates must have a clean and proven record of any previous engagement or activities and must provide references.
  • The candidate has some understanding of and interest in wildlife management
  • Candidate must be willing to travel to the field from time to time.
  • Candidate must be adaptable and maintain a positive attitude; she or he must be comfortable working in a flexible work environment and must be a good team player.
  • Candidate must have experience of Microsoft Word computer programs and any knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator will be considered.
  • Design skills would be an added advantage

Reports to: Head of Communications   

Salary & Benefits: The creative writer will be employed on a one-year contract, subject to a three month probationary period. Remuneration is subject to qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send their CV, with at least 2 references, and a cover letter outlining their interest in applying for the post to: with Creative Writer  Application in the subject line. Applications must be received before the, 12th  March 2017.

HGF is open to receiving applications immediately and intends to make the position available.